The Rivette QUESTars Adventure Race Series



Final Details for questars in the Cotswolds Hills on 5 September 2009

Team List & Start Times

A team list is now available for viewing here. Do take a look and note down your team number, start time and kayak slot time. Team packs will all be laid out around the edge of the event base hall in numerical order. There is no need for you to queue up at the Enquiries Desk – simply collect your numbered team pack on or after the time specified below.


Timings for collection of team packs and for the race briefings are:

  • Masters: Team Pack Collection opens at 0900, Briefing at 0930 and Starts from 1015
  • Novices and Duo: Team Pack Collection opens at 1015, Briefing at 1045 and Starts from 1130
  • Race Finish times: between 1615 and 1707
  • Prize Giving: 1730

Extra Maps

Each team pack contains a course map printed on A3 waterproof paper pre marked with all the available checkpoints. If a team would like an additional map then these need to be pre-purchased from the questars online entry system before Sunday 30th August. Extra maps can be purchased here by clicking on the ‘buy now’ button for the item called ‘Extra Map' and then following the instructions.

Directions & Car Parking

The questars event base is at Pershore College, Avonbank, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 3JP.

View map showing event base location here

There will be event signage to direct you from the main college entrance from the B4084 just south of Pershore. Quest marshals will show you where to park once on site. Please do share transport. If each team comes in one vehicle it’ll be much kinder to the environment and you’ll also be able to talk team tactics on the way!

Transition Points

Transition between the trail run and bike stages will be in the tennis courts next to the big yellow Start/Finish arch near the college entrance. Upon arrival in the morning take your bike and any transition kit (in a waterproof box / bag) and place them into the tennis courts. The transition area will be marshalled by Quest throughout the day. The kayaking stage will take place on the River Avon. The transition point onto the water is to the south west of the bridge that takes the B4084 across the River Avon. It is accessed by following the path through the wooded area from the Start/Finish arch. This will be marked with red and white tape.

Download PDF of the event base showing the location of all these points here


Facilities at questars event base include:

  • a large indoor hall for the Race Briefings and Prize Giving plus showers and toilets
  • hot food and drinks available throughout the day (including at transition) - refreshments available include sausage baps upon arrival and a hot dish after the race
  • sports massage provided by coastmassage
  • map pens available to buy from the enquiries desk
  • Likeys shop with adventure racing clothing and equipment

Likeys are the title sponsors of the 2009 questars adventure race series. They have a wealth of experience when it comes to adventure racing and what kit is best for you. Do visit their new look website and check out their great range of adventure race clothing and equipment at or call them on 01874 711850

Equipment List

A list of things you need to bring and a list of things we advise you to bring can be found midway down this webpage here. In addition you may like to bring a waterproof bag or box to leave your kit in at the bike transition.

Race Photos

A race photographer from Sleepmonsters will be out and about around the course taking photos of you. These photos will be available to view and purchase from the Sleepmonsters website here after the race. Please ensure your race number is clearly visible from the front - this will make it easier for you to find photos of your team.

Energy Drink Deal

INFINIT nutrition have put together a special deal for questars competitors, find out more here.

Bike Hire & Accommodation

Information about hiring a bike and local accommodation can be found towards the bottom of the event page here

Other Useful Info

Do review the Race Structure & Format page of the questars website. It’s full of useful information including hints and tips and ‘what to do on the day’.

Do make a note of the timings for your race briefing (see above) along with your team number, start time and kayak slot time (available here).


Have a great race


The questars team



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